Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/14/12 at 01:11 PM ET
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
I spent time over the past couple of weeks talking to people on both sides; people who were optimistic as the 2011-12 season ended. People who believed all of this could be avoided. I was surprised at the level of anger, bitterness and hatred.
We're probably about a month or two away from really realizing how long this is going to go. But, even if this season is saved, the scars will be visible and deep. All of that anger gives Bettman and Donald Fehr plenty of ammunition to maintain hard lines. They don't care what the fans think, and, in times like this, they are both paid extremely well to ignore public pressure.
When players/executives/owners say they see this going into next season, I believe them. Right now, there is little reason to believe otherwise.
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